By Rusty Wallace Racing
The Doctor Is In - Bowles And Fuel Doctor On Call At Road America
The Doctor is in. 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown winner, Jason Bowles is on-call this weekend for Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) at Road America. Bowles' No. 64 Toyota Camry will roll off the truck Friday in Fuel Doctor colors for the Bucyrus 200, the first of three events he will drive for RWR in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
"I have nothing to lose and everything to gain," said Bowles of his opportunity on the 4-mile Wisconsin road course. "I've worked really hard to get the chance to run with Rusty's team, so I'm going to do whatever it takes to make the most of the opportunity. I've had some success on road courses in the K&N Pro Series and up in Canada, so I'm ready to go to Wisconsin and drive the Fuel Doctor Toyota like I stole it!"
Bowles—like many in the sport—began racing go-karts before the age of ten. He went on to be a multiple-time shifter-kart champion, racing against drivers such as Sprint Cup regular A.J. Allmendinger, before making the transition to late models and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Bowles was crowned the 2009 K&N Pro Series West Champion and owns 10 wins in 44 K&N Pro Series West starts. Four of Bowles’ 10 K&N victories came on road courses.
"It's funny, depending on who you ask, I can be better at road courses or ovals—I guess it’s good to have two opinions out there. Growing up with road racing, it's something I definitely enjoy and feel comfortable doing. Compared to a shifter kart, we’re going a lot faster in the stock car, but it's still turning left and right and hitting your marks.
“In karting, you win races by being fast, being patient and not making mistakes. The same thing applies here. If we can make the Fuel Doctor Toyota quick, then my job then is all about focus, patience and not having a fender rubbing with five laps to go."